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Janet Baldinger (View posts)
Posted: 916574400000
Classification: Query
John MAKELA, born in Napua Wassan Laani, Finland, July 24, 1858,died March 18, 1932 in Kaleva, Manistee County.
Daughter Susanna Emila born Dec. 14, 1881 in Ashtabula, Ohio married Mattias Martalla in Carbon Wyoming, Mattias born Aug. 24, 1879 in Finland, died Feb. 13, 1919 in Kaleva, Manistee County, Michigan.


John P. Makinen (View posts)
Posted: 926251200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Marttala, Makela
Emilia Makela Marttala Pasanen was my mother's step-mother. She passed away in approximately 1977. She is buried in the Kaleva cemetary (Manistee County). Her youngest sister Esther Makela Scott is 95 years old and lives in --. Her daughter Hilma Marttala Tweedie is 97 years old and lives in --. Emilia also had three sons Ed, Bill and Walt who have passed away. Ed had a son, Ed, Jr who lives in -- Michigan. Walt had two sons but I don't know their whereabouts. Possibly your best source of information would be Hilma's daughter, Jean Tweedie who lives in the -- area. I am in --, and may be able to help you with some specific information. My mother also has some information.

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Makela, Martella

Jan Baldinger (View posts)
Posted: 928929600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Salo, Martalla, Piiranen
Ida Sofia Makela, b 22 Jan 1887 in Rock Springs Wyoming, married August Piiranen 27 fe. 1903. Died in Muskegon Mich. Her children were Jennie Maria Piiranen born 9 July 19-- in Clear Creek Utah., Ina Juliana Piiranen, born 27 Dec. in Oakley, Wyoming and my former mother inlaw, Hilda Sofia Piiranen born 1 Sep 19-- in Cumberland,Wyoming. Hilda married George Earl Salo, 3 May 1928. George Salo was born in Kaleva, Manistee, Michigan. Hilda had 2 more sisters and a brother: Ethel Irene Piiranen, Waino August Piiranen and Hilma Marie Piiranen. My former husband's grandparents are John Makela and Sofia Kortinluoma, Hilma Martella Tweedie would be her sister. We would love to hear from you and your family. Hilda Salo is still living. She lives in --. with a daughter Betty VanderWal.
Jan Baldinger

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re- genealogy

Wayne Wilhelm Salo (View posts)
Posted: 977227200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: salo
sorry can't come close to Manistee County. Donald Wilhelm Salo was born in FInland 02May 1919 ? Helsinki Parents Eino Salo and Wilhelmina Jackson. Older siblings but separated ? due to mothers health. Older sister gone missing in war between Finland/Russia. Brother ? deceased in WW11 in Mediterranean on a sub. Wayne thinks his grandfather had a brother in ? Missouri who owned a factory.

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Tova Goodvin (View posts)
Posted: 1017261369000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Salo
I have an uncle named Donnie Salo, and he lives in Ontario. I do not know if he was named for a relative or not. My grandpa Lauri Salo came to Ontario, Canada, from Michigan. I dont know anything about his family at all. He married Toini Maria (and i dont have her maiden name yet.) I do not know when he came to canada, if he had siblings, cousins or not. He was born January 17, 1908, and my grandma Toini was born August 12, 1905. They had 4 children, 1 died as a baby. Other children's names are Donnie(finnish name Tauno), Arvo(my dad), and Diana. All I know about my grandma was that she came to Canada with a couple of her aunts, at about age 18. Her parents died in Finland from some sort of plague. I have a picture of her as a child, with other children and a woman who I assume is her mother, and it seems that she had 1 sister and 2 brothers. Anyone who has any further information on the Salo clan, that may be linked to what I have said here, please please contact me. I can probably find out more when I talk to my dad. I have just started this project and my dad is out of town. I can post any more information I get. I have ICQ-14771874, MSN messenger-

Thank you.

Re: Marttala/Makela

Sirpa (View posts)
Posted: 1023980915000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Marttala
I'd like to know if I have any relatives in Canada or USA.

My last name is Marttala and it isn't very common in Finland.

My grandparents are from northern Finland, town called Ylitornio.

Re: Marttala/Makela

Posted: 1025447097000
Classification: Query
Our Marttala's came from the Isokyrö area. Marttala is/was not a common name in America either. If you send me some more info on your Marttala's I will attempt to find something on them.

Re: Marttala/Makela

Sirpa (View posts)
Posted: 1025543066000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Marttala
My grandfather is from northern Finland, town called Ylitornio.
He was born 1925.

But I don't know about his parents at all.

Re: Makela, Martella

Posted: 1062775878000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Piiranen
I am inquiring about my Piiranen ancestors. I am related to a Waino Piiranen but am not sure if it's your relatives or not. Do you have any information on the birth or death of Waino August Piiranen? Did he live in Michigan?
Thank you so much for your help if you are still out there.

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Antero Maenalanen (View posts)
Posted: 1092905420000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Marttala
A little comment about the name Marttala. A large family and a farm called Marttala is in Tornio/Alatornio. F.ex my grandma was Marttala and her sister and a brother moved to U.S.
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